David Darwin

School of Engineering - Civil/Environmental/Architectural Engineering
Chair of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering
Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3827
Learned Hall
Room 2150-B
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Structural Engineering, Cornell University

B.S., Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering
  • Engineering materials.
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete
  • Steel-concrete composite structures
  • Bond between reinforcing steel and concrete
  • Concrete materials
  • Corrosion
  • Bridge construction
  • Methods of improving the durability of bridges
  • Reducing corrosion of reinforcing steel
  • Minimizing cracking in concrete structures
  • Evaluating the anchorage of high-strength reinforcement using hooked and headed bars

Selected Publications

Sperry, J., Yasso, S., Searle, N., DeRubies, M., Darwin, D., O'Reilly, M., Matamoros, A., Feldman, L., Lepage, A., Lequesne, R., & Ajaam, A. (2017). Conventional and High-Strength Hooked Bars—Part 1: Anchorage Tests. ACI Structural Journal, 114(1), 255-266.

Sperry, J., Darwin, D., O'Reilly, M., Lequesne, R., Yasso, S., Matamoros, A., Feldman, L., Lepage, A., & Ajaam, A. (2017). Conventional and High-Strength Hooked Bars—Part 2: Data Analysis. ACI Structural Journal, 114(1), 267-276.

Farshadfar, O., O’Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2017). SM Report No. 122. Performance Evaluation of Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete. 317. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Darwin, D., Khajehdehi, R., Alhmood, A., Feng, M., Lafikes, J., Ibrahim, E., & O’Reilly, M. (2016). SM Report No. 121. Construction of Crack-Free Bridge Decks: Final Report. 143. Lawrence: University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Shao, Y., Darwin, D., O’Reilly, M., Lequesne, R., Ghimire, K., & Hano, M. (2016). SM Report No. 117. Anchorage of Conventional and High-Strength Headed Reinforcing Bars. 234. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/21738

Farshadfar, O., Keith, C., O’Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2016). SL Report 16-3. Corrosion Tests of XM28 Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars. 25. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/23251

Yuan, J., O'Reilly, M., Matamoros, A. B, & Darwin, D. (2016). Effect of Preexisting Cracks on Lap Splice Strength of Reinforcing Bars. ACI Structural Journal, 113(4), 801-812.

Paulson, C., Rautenberg, J. M, Graham, S. K, & Darwin, D. (2016). Defining Yield Strength for Nonprestressed Reinforcing Steel. ACI Structural Journal, 113(1), 169-178.

Sperry, J., Darwin, D., O'Reilly, M., & Lequesne, R. (2015). SM Report No. 115. Anchorage Strength of Conventional and High-Strength Hooked Bars in Concrete. 266. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Al-Qassag, O., Darwin, D., & O'Reilly, M. (2015). SM Report No. 116. Effect of Synthetic Fibers and a Rheology Modifier on Settlement Cracking of Concrete. 113. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Alhmood, A., Darwin, D., & O'Reilly, M. (2015). SL Report 15-3. Crack Surveys of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in Kansas 2014-2015. 116. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

O’Reilly, M., Darwin, D., & Browning, J. (2015). Corrosion Performance of Prestressing Strands in Contact with Dissimilar Grouts. ACI Materials Journal, 112(4), 491-500.

Sperry, J., Al-Yasso, S., Searle, N., DeRubeis, M., Darwin, D., O'Reilly, M., Matamoros, A., Feldman, L., Lepage, A., Lequesne, R., & Ajaam, A. (2015). Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars with Standard Hooks (SM Report No. 111).

Brettmann, R., Darwin, D., & O'Reilly, M. (2015). SL Report 15-2. Developing a Test Procedure to Evaluate Settlement Cracking Performance. 40. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Yuan, J., Lindquist, W., Darwin, D., & Browning, J. (2015). Effect of Slag Cement on Drying Shrinkage in Concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 112(2), 267-276.

Darwin, D., Dolan, C. W, & Nilson, A. H (2015). Design of Concrete Structures, 15th Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill. 776.

Polly, G., Feng, M., Alhmood, A., Al-Qassag, O., & Darwin, D. (2015). SL Report 14-3. Use of Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures and Lightweight Concrete in Virginia Bridge Decks - 2014. 70. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Lindquist, W., Darwin, D., Browning, J., McLeod, H. A. K., Yuan, J., & Reynolds, D. (2015). Implementation of Concrete Aggregate Optimization. Construction & Building Materials, 74, 49-56.

Darwin, D., O’Reilly, M., Browning, J., Locke, C. E., Virmani, Y. P., Ji, J., Gong, L., Guo, G., Draper, J., & Xing, L. (2014). Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Components: Laboratory Tests. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26(11), 04014085-1–04014085-9.

Darwin, D. (2014). Low-Cracking High-Performance Bridge Decks. Concrete Bridge Views(78) 2. www.concretebridgeviews.com/i78/Article2.php

Maharjan, N., O'Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2014). SL Report 14-3. Bench-Scale and Rapid Macrocell Tests of Enduramet® 32 Stainless Steel Reinforcement.

Farshadfar, O., Ajaam, A., Hano, M., O'Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2014). Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars with Deformation Spacings that Exceed Maximum Specified in ASTM A615. 18. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 14-2, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Darwin, D., O’Reilly, M., Browning, J., & Xing, L. (2014). Case for Changing Reinforcing Bar Deformation Spacing Requirements. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 42(2), 368-374.

Searle, N., DeRubeis, M., Darwin, D., Matamoros, A., O'Reilly, M., & Feldman, L. (2014). SM Report No. 108. Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars with Standard Hooks - Initial Tests. 110. Lawrence, KS: SM Report No. 108, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1257.4882

O'Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2014). Southern Exposure and Cracked Beam Tests of Enduramet® 2205 Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars. 17. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 14-1, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Pendergrass, B., & Darwin, D. (2014). Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) Bridge Decks: Shrinkage-Reducing Admixtures, Internal Curing, and Cracking Performance. 625. Lawrence, KS: SM Report No. 107, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Bohaty, B., Riedel, E., & Darwin, D. (2013). Crack Surveys of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in Kansas 2011-2013. 153. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-6, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Pendergrass, B., Shrestha, P., Riedel, E., Polley, G., & Darwin, D. (2013). Evaluation of Cracking Performance of Bridge Decks in Minnesota. 24. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-4, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Somogie, I., O’Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2013). Rapid Macrocell Tests of XM-28 Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars. 8. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-5, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

O’Reilly, M., Darwin, D., Browning, J., Xing, L., Locke, C. E., & Virmani, Y. P. (2013). Effect of Corrosion Inhibitors on Concrete Pore Solution Composition and Corrosion Resistance. ACI Materials Journal, 110(5), 577-585.

Darwin, D., O’Reilly, M., Somogie, I., Sperry, J., Lafikes, J., Storm, S., & Browning, J. (2013). Stainless Steel Reinforcement as a Replacement for Epoxy Coated Steel in Bridge Decks. 205. Final Project Report – FHWA-OK-13-08, Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Guo, G., Joseph, L. M., & Darwin, D. (2013). Effects of Story-By-Story Post-Tensioning on Multistory Buildings. ACI Structural Journal, 110(4), 649-658.

Shrestha, P., Harley, A., Pendergrass, B., Darwin, D., & Browning, J. (2013). Use of Innovative Concrete Mixes for Improved Constructability and Sustainability of Bridge Decks, 2010-2013. 100. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-3, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Peckover, J., & Darwin, D. (2013). Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars with Standard Hooks: Initial Tests. 47. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-1, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

O’Reilly, M., & Darwin, D. (2013). Rapid Macrocell Tests of 2205 and XM-28 Reinforcing Bars. 25. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 13-2, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Kaul, V., Darwin, D., & Browning, J. (2012). Crack Surveys of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in Kansas 2010-2011. 77. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 12-4, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Darwin, D., Browning, J., McLeod, H. A. K., Lindquist, W., & Yuan, J. (2012). Implementing Lessons Learned From Twenty Years of Bridge-Deck Crack Surveys. In Andy Scanlon Symposium on Serviceability and Safety of Concrete Structures: From Research to Practice, Farmington Hills, MI, SP-284 (pp. 8-1–8-17). Farmington Hills, MI: American Concrete Institute.

Browning, J., Darwin, D., Reynolds, D., & Pendergrass, B. (2011). Lightweight Aggregate as Internal Curing Agent to Limit Concrete Shrinkage. ACI Materials Journal, 108(6), 638-644.

Nilson, A. H., Darwin, D., & Dolan, C. W. (2010). Design of Concrete Structures, New York: McGraw-Hill. 795.

McLeod, H. A. K., Lindquist, W. D., Browning, J., & Darwin, D. (2010). Effects of Construction Procedures and Material Properties on Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) Bridge Decks. In Proceedings, 2010 National Concrete Bridge Conference, Phoenix, AZ (pp. 16).

Darwin, D., O’Reilly, M. E., Browning, J., & Guo, G. (2010). Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Components: Laboratory and Field Tests. In Proceedings, 2010 National Concrete Bridge Conference, Phoenix, AZ (pp. 20 ).

Darwin, D., Browning, J., Lindquist, W., McLeod, H. A. K., Yuan, J., Toledo, M., & Reynolds, D. (2010). Low-Cracking, High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks – Case Studies Over the First 6 Years. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board,(2202), 61-69.

Darwin, D. (2010). Toward Crack-Free Bridge Decks. In Kavanagh Memorial Lecture, Penn State University (pp. 18).

Seliem, H. M., Hosny, A., Rizkalla, S., Zia, P., Briggs, M., Miller, S., Darwin, D., Browning, J., Glass, G. M., Hoyt, K., Donnelly, K., & Jirsa, J. O. (2009). Bond Characteristics of High-Strength ASTM A1035 Steel Reinforcing Bars. ACI Structural Journal, 106(4), 530-539.

Browning, J., Darwin, D., & Hurst, K. (2009). Specifications to Reduce Bridge Deck Cracking. HPC Bridge Views,(55), 1-3.

Darwin, D., Browning, J., O’Reilly, M., Xing, L., & Ji, J. (2009). Critical Chloride Corrosion Threshold of Galvanized Reinforcing Bars. ACI Materials Journal, 106(2), 176-183.

Darwin, D., Browning, J., Gong, L., & Hughes, S. R. (2008). Effects of Deicers on Concrete Deterioration. ACI Materials Journal, 105(6), 622-627.

Darwin, D., Lindquist, W. D., McLeod, H. A. K., & Browning, J. (2007). Mineral Admixtures, Curing, and Concrete Shrinkage. In Terence C. Holland Symposium on Advances in Concrete Technology, ACI, Warsaw, Poland (pp. 1-15).

Darwin, D. (2007). Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Stainless-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement., 11 . West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International.

Darwin, D., Lindquist, W. D., McLeod, H. A. K., & Browning, J. (2007). Mineral Admixtures, Curing, and Concrete Shrinkage – An Update. Concrete Technology, 1(1), 56-65.

Browning, J., Darwin, D., & Hurst, K. (2007). Specifications to Reduce Bridge Deck Cracking. HPC Bridge Views,(46), 1-2.

Lindquist, W. D., Darwin, D., Browning, J., & Miller, G. G. (2006). Effect of Cracking on Chloride Content in Concrete Bridge Decks. ACI Materials Journal, 103(6), 467-473.

Darwin, D., & Detwiler, R. J. (2006). How to Give a Good Technical Presentation. Concrete International, 28(2), 53-56.

Azizinamini, A., Darwin, D., & French, C. (Eds.). (1999). High-Strength Concrete, Proc. of First International Conference on High-Strength Concrete, Kona, Hawaii, July 13-18, 1997.

Azizinamini, A., Darwin, D., & French, C. (Eds.). (1999). High-Strength Concrete, Proc. of First International Conference on High-Strength Concrete, Kona, Hawaii, July 13-18, 1997. ASCE.

Smith, J. L., Darwin, D., & Locke, C. E. (1995). Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars Initial Tests. 43. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 95-1, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Schmitt, T. R., & Darwin, D. (1995). Cracking in Concrete Bridge Decks. 151. Lawrence, KS: SM Report No. 39, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Darwin, D., Abou-Zeid, M. N., & Ketcham, K. W. (1995). Automatic Cracks – Cracks and Voids in Cement Paste with Silica Fume. International Cement Review, 33-39.

Darwin, D., McCabe, S. L., Brown, C. J., & Tholen, M. L. (1994). Fracture Analysis of Steel-Concrete Bond. In Fracture and Damage in Quasibrittle Structures: Experiment, Modelling, and Computer Analysis, London (pp. 549-556). E & FN Spon.

Darwin, D. (1994). Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars. 10. Lawrence, KS: SL Report 94-3, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.

Darwin, Chmn., D. (Ed.). (1994). Guidelines for Design of Joints between Steel Beams and Reinforced Concrete Columns. Journal of Structural Engineering, 120(8), 2330-2357.

Darwin, D., Abou-Zeid, M. N., & Ketcham, K. W. (1994). Cracks and Voids in Cement Paste with Silica Fume. In Proceedings, 16th International Conference on Cement Microscopy, Richmond, Virginia (pp. 52-68).

Hadje-Ghaffari, H., Choi, O. C., Darwin, D., & McCabe, S. L. (1994). Bond of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement: Cover, Casting Position, Slump, and Consolidation. ACI Structural Journal, 90(1), 59-68.

Darwin, D., & Graham, E. K. (1993). Effect of Deformation Height and Spacing on Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars. ACI Structural Journal, 90(6), 646-657.

Darwin, D. (1993). Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II, Chapter 4, Reinforced Concrete. In J. Isenberg (Ed.), Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II (pp. 203-232). American Society of Civil Engineers.

(1993). Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete II, Proc. of Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete II conference, Potosi, Missouri, June 14-19, 1992. ASCE.

Selected Presentations

Darwin, D. (02/08/2017). Control of Cracking in Concrete. American Society of Concrete Contractors, Webinar.

Darwin, D. (12/08/2016). Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcement with Standard Hooks and Heads. 66th Annual Concrete Conference. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Darwin, D. (10/14/2016). Design and Construction Techniques to Improve the Life of Bridge Decks by Minimizing Cracking. ACI Saskatchewan Chapter Fall Seminar. Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Darwin, D. (09/08/2016). Research Update: Reducing Volume Change-Induced Cracking of Concrete: Field Implementation and Evaluation of Crack-Reduction Technologies. ACI Strategic Development Council Technology Forum #40. Salt Lake City, Utah

Darwin, D. (04/27/2016). Bridge Deck Cracking. National Concrete Consortium. Columbus, Ohio

Darwin, D. (03/23/2016). Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcement with Standard Hooks and Heads. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, Indiana

Darwin, D. (06/09/2015). KDOT Supplemental Cementitious Material Additions. Kansas Chapter, Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. Topeka, Kansas

Darwin, D. (05/12/2015). Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars. Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative. Washington, D.C.

Darwin, D. (02/26/2015). Reducing Volume Change-Induced Cracking of Concrete: Field Implementation and Evaluation of Crack-Reduction Technologies. ACI Strategic Development Council Technology Forum #37. St. Louis, MO

Darwin, D. (01/11/2015). Principal Factors Controlling Cracks in Bridge Decks. Transportation Research Board Workshop on Emerging and Implementation-Ready Technologies to Control Cracking of Concrete Transportation Infrastructure. Washington, D.C.

Darwin, D. & Pendergrass, B. (07/22/2014). Workshop on Crack-Free Bridge Decks. Ohio DOT. Cleveland, OH

Darwin, D. (03/13/2014). High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks and Cracking. 6th Annual Concrete Spring Symposium, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT

Darwin, D. (03/07/2014). Control of Cracking in Concrete. 50th Annual Concrete Conference, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Rapid City, SD

Darwin, D. (03/07/2014). Corrosion Protection for Reinforcing Steel. 50th Annual Concrete Conference, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Rapid City, SD

Darwin, D. (11/20/2013). High-Strength Reinforcement: Yield Strength Determination and Anchorage with Hooks and Headed Bars. International Seminar on High-Strength Rebar for Nuclear Power Plants, Central Research Institute of KHNP. Daejeon, Korea

Darwin, D. (09/13/2013). Controlling Cracks. American Society of Concrete Contractors Conference. Columbus, OH

Darwin, D. (09/12/2013). Stainless Steel Reinforcement as a Replacement for Epoxy-Coated Steel in Bridge Decks. ODOT-OkTC Research Day. Oklahoma City, OK

Darwin, D. (09/06/2013). Reducing Volume Change-Induced Cracking of Concrete: Field Implementation and Evaluation of Crack-Reduction Technologies. ACI Strategic Development Council Technology Forum #34. Indianapolis, IN

Darwin, D. (12/13/2012). Bond and Development Length of Steel Reinforcement. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea

Darwin, D. (12/12/2012). R & D with Test Results and State-of-the-Art of High-Strength Reinforcing Steel. International Seminar on High-Strength Rebar for Nuclear Power Plants, Korea Concrete Institute and Central Research Institute of KHNP. Daejeon, Korea

Darwin, D. (12/06/2012). Control of Cracking in Concrete. 62nd Annual Concrete Conference, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis

Darwin, D. (12/06/2012). Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforcing Steel. 62nd Annual Concrete Conference, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis

Darwin, D. (10/24/2012). Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete for Bridge Decks. ACI Convention. Toronto, Canada

Darwin, D. (04/12/2012). Corrosion Performance of Reinforcement in Concrete. Wire Reinforcement Institute Spring Meeting. Houston, TX

Darwin, D. (03/18/2012). Bridge Deck Cracking – What We Know and What We Can Do About It. ACI Convention. Dallas, TX

Darwin, D. (01/23/2012). Empirical Life Expectancy Modeling of Corrosion Protection Systems. Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC

Selected Grants

Darwin, David, (Principal), O'Reilly, Matthew, (Co-Principal), Construction of Low-Cracking High-Performance Bridge Decks Incorporating New Technology, KS Dept of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, $270,000, Submitted 11/09/2015 (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018) . Federal. Status: Funded.

O'Reilly, Matthew, (Principal), Darwin, David, (Co-Principal), DEVELOPMENT OF A CHLORIDE THRESHOLD METHOD FOR ASTM A1035, MMFX Technologies Corporation, $62,141, Submitted 10/26/2016 (01/01/2017 - 04/30/2018) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

O'Reilly, Matthew, (Principal), Darwin, David, (Co-Principal), LePage, Andres, (Co-Principal), Investigating Mechanical Splicing of Reinforcing Steel, Electric Power Research Institute, Inc, $49,994, Submitted 12/21/2016 (01/20/2017 - 12/31/2017) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., (Co-Principal), Reducing Volume Change-Induced Cracking of Concrete: Field Implementation and Evaluation of Crack-Reduction Technologies, ACI Foundation and University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, $825,000, (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), O'Reilly, M., (Co-Principal), Lepage, A., (Co-Principal), Lequesne, R., (Co-Principal), Headed Bars as Shear Reinforcement, Electric Power Research Institute, $400,000, (01/01/2014 - 08/31/2017) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), O'Reilly, Matthew, (Co-Principal), Medina, Mario, (Co-Principal), Assessment of Moisture-Tolerant Coatings for Decreasing Open Top Construction Time, Electric Power Research Institute, $188,000, (01/01/2017 - 05/31/2017) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Corrosion Performance of a Prototype Reinforcing Steel, MMFX Technologies Corporation, $88,000, (02/01/2009 - 02/28/2017) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), O'Reilly, Matthew, (Co-Principal), Medina, Mario, (Co-Principal), Assessment of Moisture-Tolerant Coatings for Decreasing Open Top Construction Time, Electric Power Research Institute, $188,000, Submitted 07/09/2015 (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Construction of Crack-Free Concrete Bridge Decks – Phase II, University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, Kansas Department of Transportation, Colorado DOT, Idaho Trans. Dept., Indiana DOT, Michigan DOT, Minnesota DOT, Mississippi DOT, New Hampshire DOT, New York DOT, North Dakota DOT, Oklahoma DOT, Ohio DOT, Texas DOT, Wisconsin DOT, BASF Construction Chemicals, Silica Fume Association, $1,575,000, (08/01/2006 - 08/31/2016) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Matamoros, A., O'Reilly, M., Use of Headed Reinforcing Bars to Develop High-Strength Reinforcing Steel, Electric Power Research Institute, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Education and Research Foundation, ERICO International Corporation, Headed Reinforcement Corp., BarSplice Products, Inc, $450,000, (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Anchorage of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars with Standard Hooks, Electric Power Research Institute, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Education and Research Foundation, University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, Charles Pankow Foundation, Commercial Metals Company, Gerdau Corporation, Nucor Corporation, MMFX Technologies Corporation, $360,000, (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2014) . Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Co-Investigator), Browning, J., (Principal), Evaluation of Concrete Strength and Permeability, Kansas Department of Transportation, $198,000, (05/01/2011 - 05/31/2014) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, JoAnn, (Co-Principal), Stainless Steel Reinforcement as a Replacement for Epoxy Coated Steel in Bridge Decks, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, $259,045, (10/01/2010 - 09/30/2013) . Other. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Use of Innovative Concrete Mixes for Improved Constructability and Sustainability of Bridge Decks, Kansas Department of Transportation, $40,000, (07/01/2010 - 10/31/2012) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Matamoros, A., Browning, J., Effect of Simulated Cracks on Lap Splice Strength of Reinforcing Bars, First Energy Nuclear Operating Corporation, $136,000, (03/01/2012 - 07/31/2012) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Corrosion Performance of Prestressing Strands in Contact with Two Different Grouts, Kansas Department of Transportation, $27,500, (04/01/2011 - 04/30/2012) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Components, Federal Highway Administration, $500,000, (09/01/2003 - 09/30/2010) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Browning, J., Accelerated Testing for Concrete Reinforcing Bar Corrosion Protection Systems - Field Study, Kansas Department of Transportation, $258,550, (07/01/2001 - 08/31/2010) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Construction of Concrete Bridge Decks, City of Overland Park, Kansas, $40,000, (05/01/2007 - 04/30/2010) . Local Government. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Construction of Crack-Free Concrete Bridge Decks, Kansas Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Texas DOT, Idaho Trans. Dept., Indiana DOT, Michigan DOT, Minnesota DOT, Mississippi DOT, Montana DOT, New Hampshire DOT, Oklahoma DOT, Missouri DOT, North Dakota DOT, South Dakota DOT, Delaware DOT, Wyoming DOT, $995,000, (09/01/2002 - 03/31/2010) . Other. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Evaluation of Metallized Stainless Steel Clad Reinforcement, South Dakota Department of Transportation, $70,000, (10/01/2002 - 07/31/2007) . Other States. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Evaluation of Bond Characteristics of MMFX Steel, MMFX Technologies Corporation, $83,000, (10/01/2005 - 06/30/2007) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Critical Chloride Corrosion Threshold for Galvanized Reinforcing Bars, International Lead Zinc Research Organization, $18,000, (07/01/2006 - 03/31/2007) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Manual for Optimized Concrete Mix Design, Kansas Department of Transportation, $24,000, (06/01/2004 - 08/31/2005) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Browning, J., Performance of Silica Fume Overlays on Bridge Decks, Kansas Department of Transportation, $57,000, (05/01/2001 - 02/28/2004) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Browning, J., Nguyen, T. V., Evaluation of Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars, AmeriSteel Corporation, $225,000, (04/01/1999 - 05/31/2003) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Accelerated Testing for Concrete Reinforcing Bar Corrosion Protection Systems, National Science Foundation and Kansas Department of Transportation, $350,000, (01/01/1999 - 02/28/2003) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Browning, J., Evaluation of Corrosion-Resistant Steel, South Dakota Department of Transportation, $50,000, (03/01/2001 - 03/31/2002) . Other States. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Nguyen, T. V., Accelerated Testing for Concrete Reinforcing Bar Corrosion Protection Systems - Field Study, Kansas Department of Transportation, $22,500, (01/01/2000 - 07/31/2001) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Evaluation of Corrosion Protection Systems for Concrete Highway Structures, Kansas Department of Transportation, $39,000, (01/01/1999 - 05/31/2000) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Performance and Constructability of Silica Fume Overlays on Bridge Decks, Kansas Department of Transportation, $50,000, (01/01/1998 - 08/31/1999) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars, Structural Metals, Inc., $24,000, (11/01/1998 - 05/31/1999) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), McCabe, S. L., Improving Development Characteristics of Reinforcing Bars, National Science Foundation and Federal Highway Administration, $235,321, (12/01/1994 - 11/30/1998) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Corrosion of Bridge Components Caused by Utility Cathodic Protection, Kansas Department of Transportation, $33,000, (01/01/1997 - 02/28/1998) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars, Florida Steel Corporation and National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $116,288, (01/01/1994 - 05/31/1995) . Other. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Bridge Deck Cracking in Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges, Kansas Department of Transportation, $40,000, (06/01/1993 - 03/31/1995) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Permanent Concrete Pavement Markings, Kansas Department of Transportation, $26,500, (06/01/1993 - 08/31/1994) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), McCabe, S. L., Improving Development Characteristics of Reinforcing Bars, Civil Engineering Research Foundation and National Science Foundation, $483,503, (03/01/1991 - 08/31/1994) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Drilling and Grouting of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement, Kansas Department of Transportation, $105,581, (01/01/1991 - 09/30/1992) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Submicroscopic Deformation of Cement Paste and Mortar, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $232,691, (04/01/1989 - 03/31/1992) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Effects of Rheocrete 222 on Bond of Epoxy-Coated Bars to Concrete, Master Builders, Inc., $4,225, (10/01/1991 - 12/31/1991) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), McCabe, S. L., Shear Strength of Continuous Lightly Reinforced Concrete Joist Systems, National Science Foundation, $168,914, (01/01/1989 - 12/31/1991) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), McCabe, S. L., Bond of Confined Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement to Concrete, Kansas Department of Transportation, $38,446, (01/01/1990 - 01/31/1991) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Effects of PolyTECT on Steel-Concrete Bond Strength, Master Builders, Inc., $3,625, (07/01/1990 - 09/30/1990) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Locke, C. E., Evaluation Procedures for Deicing Chemicals and Improved Sodium Chloride-Reinforcement Corrosion Test, Strategic Highway Research Program, $54,136, (06/01/1989 - 06/30/1990) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Bond of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel to Concrete, National Science Foundation, $223,444, (02/01/1987 - 01/31/1990) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Concrete Air-Void Characteristics for a New Air-Entraining Agent, Solvay Construction Materials, Inc., $17,997, (05/01/1988 - 12/31/1988) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Submicroscopic Deformation in Cement Paste and Mortar at High Load Rates, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $343,195, (04/01/1985 - 03/31/1988) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis System, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $71,807, (08/01/1986 - 07/31/1987) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Co-Investigator), Dodds, R. H., (Principal), Rolfe, S. T., Analysis of Pipeline Girth Welds Containing Long, Shallow Surface Flaws, American Petroleum Institute, $75,000, (12/01/1985 - 11/30/1986) . Other. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Composite Beams with Web Openings, American Institute of Steel Construction, $120,049, (05/01/1982 - 11/30/1985) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Role of Cement Paste in Deformation and Cracking of Plain Concrete, National Science Foundation, $101,399, (01/01/1982 - 12/31/1984) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Co-Investigator), Ulaby, F. T., (Principal), Microwave Losses in Concrete, E-Systems, Inc., $35,000, (06/01/1984 - 09/30/1984) . For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, Cyclic Behavior of Concrete Beams with Low Values of Flexural Reinforcement, National Science Foundation, $192,971, (12/01/1980 - 11/30/1982) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Effects of Innovative Construction Procedures on Concrete Bridge Decks, Kansas Department of Transportation, $60,000, (06/01/1980 - 08/31/1982) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Role of Cement Paste in Deformation and Cracking of Plain Concrete, National Science Foundation, $83,043, (02/01/1980 - 01/31/1982) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Composite Beams with Web Openings, National Science Foundation, $62,554, (03/01/1977 - 08/31/1980) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Darwin, David, (Principal), Model for Deformation and Cracking of Plain Concrete, National Science Foundation Research Initiation Grant, $20,000, (04/01/1976 - 09/30/1977) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science
2016 - Present

Honorary Member
American Concrete Institute
2016 - Present

Distinguished Member
American Society of Civil Engineers
2012 - Present

Fellow
Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
2012 - Present

Chapter Honor Member
University of Kansas Chapter of Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society)
2009 - Present

Honorary Member
Wire Reinforcement Institute
2005 - Present

Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers
1989 - Present

Fellow
American Concrete Institute
1981 - Present

Sigma Xi
1977 - Present

Phi Kappa Phi
1967 - Present

Chi Epsilon
1965 - Present

Tau Beta Pi
1965 - Present

Phi Eta Sigma
1963 - Present

Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award
ACI Foundation
2013

University of Kansas Leading Light Award
2012

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2012

Recognized by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative
2011

ACI Certification Award
2010

Thomas C. Kavanagh Memorial Lecturer
Penn State University
2010

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2010

Distinguished Visiting Professor
American University in Cairo, Egypt
2009

Recognized as one of the five most influential individuals in the concrete industry
In the January 2010 issue of Concrete Construction
2009

Dennis L. Tewksbury Award
Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
2008

Industry Service Award
Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Concrete Promotion Group, South Central Cement Promotion Association, Mid-West Concrete Industry Board, Kansas and Missouri Chapters of the American Concrete Institute, and Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association
2007

Recognized for Teaching Achievement at the 10th Annual Celebration of Teaching Reception – one of 20 university wide
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2007

Outstanding Professor/Instructor
University of Kansas, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department
2006

ACI Joe W. Kelly Award

2005

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2004

Award of Appreciation
ASTM International, Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys
2003

University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award

2003

University of Kansas Bellows Scholar

2001

ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award
As chairman, with the other members of the ASCE Task Committee on Design Criteria for Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete
2000

ASCE Richard R. Torrens Award

1997

ACI Structural Research Award
1996

ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award
As chairman, with the other members of the ASCE Task Committee on Design Criteria for Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete
1996

ACI Arthur R. Anderson Award
1992

University of Kansas Higuchi/Endowment-Irvin Youngberg Research Achievement Award in the Applied Sciences
1992

ASCE Moisseiff Award, with W. K. Lucas, for the paper “LRFD for Steel and Composite Beams with Web Openings”

1991

Deane E. Ackers Chair in Civil Engineering
University of Kansas
1990

ACI Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award
1986

University of Kansas Miller Award for Distinguished Professional Service
1986

ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
1985

Advisor to Kansas City Times on Pulitzer Prize Winning Series on Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse
1982

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1972 - 1974

ARCOM with oak leaf cluster
1972

Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
1970

United States Army, Bronze Star Medal (BSM)
1970

United States Army, BSM with oak leaf cluster
1970

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1967 - 1968

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
1967 - 1968

Fuertes Medal
Cornell University
1967

Randolph W. “Cy” Weed Memorial Trophy (Student-Athlete Award)
Cornell University
1967


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